VDB-99897 · CVE-2017-7875 · BID 97689

feh up to 2.18.2 IPC Message wallpaper.c out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in feh up to 2.18.2. It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown function of the file wallpaper.c of the component IPC Message Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

In wallpaper.c in feh before v2.18.3, if a malicious client pretends to be the E17 window manager, it is possible to trigger an out-of-boundary heap write while receiving an IPC message. An integer overflow leads to a buffer overflow and/or a double free.

The bug was discovered 04/14/2017. The weakness was disclosed 04/14/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at feh.finalrewind.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-7875 since 04/14/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99420 (Debian DLA-899-1 : feh security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 2.18.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (99420).





CPE 2.3info

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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 99420
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-899-1 : feh security update
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OpenVAS ID: 54601
OpenVAS Name: Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 899-1] feh security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: feh 2.18.3
Patch: github.com


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Advisory: f7a547b7ef8fc8ebdeaa4c28515c9d72e592fb6d
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CVE: CVE-2017-7875 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97689 - feh 'src/wallpaper.c' Integer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-7875 - feh - Integer Overflow Issue


Created: 04/15/2017 03:33 PM
Updated: 11/29/2022 02:22 PM
Changes: 04/15/2017 03:33 PM (78), 11/29/2022 02:19 PM (5), 11/29/2022 02:22 PM (1)
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